Alkimos: Kids recreate Shorehaven using cardboard

Feniel and Parth Shah recreated their home out of cardboard near the oval in The Rise precinct.
Feniel and Parth Shah recreated their home out of cardboard near the oval in The Rise precinct.

ALKIMOS children became the masterminds and builders behind a cardboard community constructed at Northshore Christian Grammar School last month.

The cardboard mini-city, part of Peet’s Build Your Community event, came to life with kids creating apartment buildings, a hospital with a helicopter pad and a bus.

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Shorehaven’s Waterfront Park also made an appearance along with The Shore Café, the Alkimos Shipwreck and the oval located in The Rise precinct of the estate.

Many of the children also constructed their own home to place in the cardboard neighbourhood.

Northshore Christian Grammar School principal Stuart Chisholm said it was great to watch the Shorehaven community recreated by “our young leaders of tomorrow”.

Jaida Wilson with her cardboard hospital.

“It was amazing to see the kids get so creative and really focus on this project,” he said.

“The kids really took ownership of their own community and homes and the final product looked just like Shorehaven, with the addition of a hospital and helicopter pad.”

Scott and Emma Pettitt with their cardboard creation of Northshore Christian Grammar School and Eiffel Tower Apartments.